DREAM. DISCOVER. GROW.
Nature will nurture our campers this summer. Camp is needed now more than ever!
It’s time for kids to get outside and have fun! At the Y, campers build friendships and engage in physical activity in a safe and healthy environment. We have redesigned our Summer Day Camp programs to ensure the environment adheres to the health and safety regulations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health, and American Camp Association. Programs have been adapted to use physical distancing to foster a healthy environment. Staff help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through regular training and safety updates, as well as wearing personal protection equipment (PPE). The Y has a variety of options to serve kids through summer experiences this year.
As one of the region's largest, most-diverse camp programs, we offer 10 weeks (Monday, June 29 through Friday, September 4, 2020) of endless activities and opportunities to try new things, build confidence, and create lifelong memories. Our trained staff offers a safe, fun, welcoming environment where kids can be themselves to enjoy learning, playing, exploring, and socializing.
CAMP PHASES 1, 2, 3
Camp will run for 10 weeks in one-week sessions, as originally scheduled. Our Y Camps will operate in Phases 1, 2, and 3 in an effort to reopen safely, and make adjustments as needed. We believe slow and steady will ensure our success. Phase 1 will include campers registered for Week 1 and 2. The next phase will be announced in July. Please check back here for updates.
Y Day Camp will operate at these locations only:
YMCA at Glen Cove 125 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove
Great South Bay YMCA 200 West Main Street, Bay Shore
Huntington YMCA 60 Main Street, Huntington
Patchogue Family YMCA 255 West Main Street, Patchogue
Brookhaven Roe YMCA Center 155 Buckley Road, Holtsville
YMCA East Hampton RECenter at John M. Marshall Elementary School 3 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton
All other locations will be closed this summer.
8:00am – 4:00pm for all locations.
Before and After Care will not be available in Phase 1.
We will update our camp families if Extended Day will become available.
The following camp programs will be operating this summer:
Kiddie Camp Ages 3-5
Youth Camp Entering Grade 1 - 4
Pre-Teen Camp Entering Grade 5-7
Teen Camp, Sports Camp, Performing Arts Camp, Act Out Summer Productions, and CIT or AIT will be postponed and considered for our next phase. We will contact families registered for these programs as we determine if implementation is possible at a later date this summer.
2020 PROGRAM UPDATES
Camp Sessions: All camp divisions will be operating with 5-Day Sessions only to ensure the greatest program consistency that results in safety among the camp groups. Our 3-Day Camp Sessions will not be available this summer.
Trips: All camp trips will be cancelled.
Transportation: Bussing will not be made available this summer.
Swimming: Presently, we are awaiting approval to operate our Aquatics Centers. We will keep you informed when swimming will be a part of the camp programming.
Lunch: My Hot Lunchbox program will not be available this summer. Children will be required to come to camp with a non-perishable lunch and snacks.
SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY
Our highest priority this summer is to ensure the safety of every camper and staff member. A comprehensive 2020 Camp Health & Safety Guide outlining protocols and procedures will be forthcoming in your Digital Welcome Packet prior to the start of camp, however, in an effort to help answer some frequently-asked questions, please refer to the below.
Be advised that this information is subject to change as our plans are pending approval by Nassau and Suffolk Department of Health. In addition, safety guidelines can change throughout the summer pending developments and enforcement by our local health departments.
Based on the current Department of Health Guidelines, the following protocols will be implemented, but are subject to change at any time:
Limiting Camp Grounds: We will be limiting the total number of campers in each location to ensure a safe environment, where recommended social distancing can be made possible. Camper registrations will be admitted on a first come, first-served basis with multi-week registrations.
Group Size: Campers will be limited to groups of 10 or less, and supervised by our trained counselors based on mandated staff-to-camper ratios by camp division.
Wellness Screenings: Campers will be screened upon arrival at camp each day, including temperature checks and looking for signs of illness.
Social Distancing: Campers and staff will practice physically distancing and will avoid mixing with bigger groups around campus.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Staff that in are within 6-feet of your camper will be required to wear PPE during the camp day. Kiddie Campers will not be required to wear face coverings. Our Youth and Pre-Teen campers will be required to wear masks indoors only. Please note this is subject to change per health guidelines.
Medical information: Like every summer, we will require a medical form for each camper. This will include immunization records.
Training: Our camp staff are undergoing extensive training to adhere to safety protocols, identifying the signs of illness and COVID-19, and becoming Agents of Safety. We will have a contact tracer on staff.
Signage: Designated areas of the facilities, both indoors and outdoors, will be marked with signage for campers, families, and staff including one-way directional signs, social distancing markers, and temporary closures in an effort to protect campers and others.
CREDITS & REFUNDS
To help our families, we updated our cancellation and refund policy:
1. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made up to one (1) week in advance of our summer camp program to receive a full refund, including the deposit. Within one (1) week of the start, we will hold what you have put down.
2. If the Y cancels a session: You will receive a full refund, including the deposit.
If you wish to receive a credit or refund, please complete this ONLINE FORM.